Our Marine Fabrication, Drydock and Gas Freeing facility offers a wide range of services, from routine Coast Guard inspections to major repair and conversion. We are dedicated to providing quality services to our customers, delivered in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

Manpower

  • A welder repairs the hull of a vessel at the Tubal Cain
  • Marine Services dry dock facility in Port Arthur, Texas.
  • 135+ employees
  • Two Shifts
  • 24 hr. service available
  • USCG / ABS certified welders

Dry Docks – barge and boat capabilities

  • VLS Marine has two Dry Docks capable of Dry Docking vessels up to 2,800 tons
  • DD #13 – 220 foot in length, 70-foot breadth
  • Miss Jenna – 160 foot in length, 60-foot breadth

Cranes

  • Three (3) Manitowoc Tower Cranes up to 200’ reach & maximum capacity of 8 tons
  • Certified crane operators and crane service available 24/7

Transfer System – ability to transfer vessels to land for big jobs

  • Air Bag Transfer Technology on the ground in front of a barge.
  • VLS Marine utilizes “Air Bag Transfer” technology which allows for up to three barges to be transferred to land for major repairs

Blast/Paint Capabilities

  • TCEQ permitted for Blasting and Painting at 3 dockside and 1 land-based location

Quick repair

  • USCG annual inspections, SIRE inspections, preventative maintenance & topside dock prepping

Accessibility – location, location

  • 1200+ feet of waterfront docking area
  • Located at MM 278 at the Old River Cut entrance to Beans West Fleet
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  • Hull Repair
  • Mechanical Repair
  • Electrical Repair
  • New Construction
  • Drydocking
  • Pump & Valve Changes
  • Void Cleaning & Coating
  • Permitted Blasting & Painting
  • ABS/USCG Certified Welders
  • Marine Survey
  • Insulation Services
  • Crane Services
  • Gas-Free Facility
  • Shore Power
  • 24-Hour Security
  • 2-Shifts
  • Strip Product Overhead
  • Strip Product & Blow Dry
  • Cold Water Wash
  • Hot Water Wash
  • Hot Water Chemical Wash
  • Strip & Squeegee
  • Slop Tank/Drip Pan Cleaning
  • Bilge Cleaning
  • Engine Room Cleaning
  • TCEQ & USCG Permitted
  • Flare Services
  • Boiler Services
  • Steaming Services
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